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Principals reject cash lure to resume classes, despite financial pain

The principals of some of Victoria's top Catholic schools are among those to emphatically reject the Morrison government's multibillion-dollar bid to encourage independent schools to reopen classrooms, despite acknowledging their school communities are struggling in the COVID-19 lockdown.

Edmund Rice Education Australia – which runs St Kevin’s College, St Patrick’s College, St Bernard’s College and Parade College – said it supported the advice and the guidance of the Victorian government “and will only return to on-campus learning for its Victorian schools when it is determined safe to do so by the Victorian Chief Medical Officer”.

  • Adam Carey and Michael Fowler
  • The Age

That view is supported by many others in Victoria’s independent schools sector, who have expressed frustration at…

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